Johnny Boychuk Bringing Personality To Islanders In Move From Boston (Video)

New team, same old Johnny. Johnny Boychuk had a sudden change in surroundings in October when the Boston Bruins dealt him to the New York Islanders in exchange for draft picks. It’s worked out pretty well so far, as the 31-year-old defenseman already has a career high in points with 24 (four goals, 20 assists) while helping the Islanders to one of the...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rangers 1, Islanders 4

The New York Rangers (27-14-4) fell to the New York Islanders (32-14-1) by a score of 4-1. For a box score, click here. AV made this one really easy on me tonight by saying tonight’s game “looked almost the same” as the other two losses at MSG already this season, so we’ll just skip the traditional recap. The Isles have outscored the Rangers 13-4 in three games. 122 minutes...
Via NY Rangers Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Find Their Missing Piece(s)

The NHL’s All-Star break is an opportunity for reflection and for the Islanders one needn’t look further than Garth Snow’s acquisitions of Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy as huge keys to their first-half success.  If anyone kept to their NHL “Things-To-Do-In-The-Offseason” list, it was the Isles GM. Jaroslav Halak was acquired from the Washington Capitals for a 4th round...
Via Islanders Insight
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Ground Flyers 7-4 Heading Into Break

TONIGHT’S RECAP To analyze the first period statistically, you would think the Flyers would be the ones who jumped out to a 2-0 lead at the intermission. Philadelphia led in shots, attempts and faceoffs and had some nice runs of play in the offensive zone. But New York would be the ones to capitalize on their opportunities. Michael Grabner got things going when he took a delicious...
Via Islanders Insight
11 days ago  |  Discuss

New York leaves Flyers stranded on Long Island

  View image |     The New York Islanders scored early and often. Nikolay Kulemin had a pair of goals, Johnny Boychuk added two assists, Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves and the New York Islanders dominated the Philadelphia Flyers 7-4 on Monday afternoon. The Islanders stormed out of the gate. Michael Grabner scored his fourth of the season just 1:32 in to...
Via Flyerdelphia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders-Rangers Rivalry Renewed: Q&A With Steve Zipay

The New York Islanders and New York Rangers, long time rivals in the National Hockey League’s Eastern Conference, meet five times this season as part of an 82-game annual schedule. Yet here we sit, January 12, 2015, and the two have only met once this season–a 6-3 Islanders victory back on October 14, 2014 at Madison Square Garden. When do you remember the last time both of these...
Via Islanders Insight
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Johnny Boychuk Mock Alex Ovechkin’s Celebration After His OT Winner?

Johnny Boychuk fired a slapper past Braden Holtby for the game-winner in New York on Monday night, then fired a shot at Alexander Ovechkin with the ensuing celebration. Late in the third period, Ovechkin managed to light the lamp and tie the game with a wrist shot that would eventually help the Caps send the Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Dale Arnold: Bruins Missing Rough, Tough Identity This Season (Video)

Are the Boston Bruins having an identity crisis? Traditionally, the B’s have been a tough, defensive team that’s used those talents to wear down its opponents. But now, they look like something different. “If you look at the guys who are gone — Jarome Iginla, Shawn Thornton, Johnny Boychuk — it seems like they’re going away from the big rough...
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bruins and Oilers are discussing a trade and a third team may be involved

The rumor mill is once again heating up for the Boston Bruins and the Edmonton Oilers. You may recall that the two teams were linked over the summer prior to Boston’s trade which sent Johnny Boychuk to the New York Islanders. Now a report from Nick Kypreos suggests that the two sides are talking once more about a potential trade. Before diving in, it’s always worth noting that...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bruins and Oilers are discussing a trade and a third team may be involved

The rumor mill is once again heating up for the Boston Bruins and the Edmonton Oilers. You may recall that the two teams were linked over the summer prior to Boston’s trade which sent Johnny Boychuk to the New York Islanders. Now a report from Nick Kypreos suggests that the two sides are talking once more about a potential trade. Before diving in, it’s always worth noting that...
Via Bloguin Best
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Islanders place Johnny Boychuk, Lubomir Visnovsky on injured list

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The surging, but banged-up New York Islanders are putting defensemen Johnny Boychuk and Lubomir Visnovsky on the injured list and recalling defenseman Griffin Reinhart under emergency conditions from Bridgeport of the AHL. Boychuk, on the list retroactive to Nov. 27, has already missed three games because of a lower-body injury. Visnovsky's move is retroactive...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Notes: Blues’ Martin Brodeur Signing A Mistake; Johnny Boychuk Placed On IR

Legendary goaltender Martin Brodeur will soon make his season debut and it won’t be with the New Jersey Devils. Brodeur signed a one-year contract with the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, giving the Central Division club much-needed goaltending depth with veteran Brian Elliott on injured reserve and 24-year-old Jake Allen lacking NHL experience. .@MartinBrodeur's new mask has arrived...
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Johnny Boychuk with a cheapshot on Evgeni Malkin

With less than a minute to play Islanders Dman Johnny Boychuk got a cheap one in on Evgeni Malkin:
Via The Pensblog
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Episode Three Of ‘Behind The B’ Documents Johnny Boychuk’s Return (Video)

There’s been a lot going on with the Boston Bruins this season, and the season isn’t even a month old. That’s left for no shortage of material for the second season of “Behind the B” on NESN. In the third episode, the Bruins’ first month is documented, including opening night, Johnny Boychuk’s return to Boston and Zdeno Chara’s knee injury. This season will have 13...
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk: It ‘Feels Different,’ But It’s Good To Return To Boston (Video)

New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk is back on the TD Garden ice for the first time this season, but this time, it’s as an opponent. But the former Boston Bruin doesn’t have any hard feelings toward his old club. In fact, he’s happy to be back. “It feels different, but it feels good to come back and see familiar faces, even through the media,” Boychuk told NESN’s...
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins-Islanders Live: Johnny Boychuk Returns To TD Garden

BOSTON — Johnny Boychuk will take the ice Thursday night at TD Garden as an opposing player for the first time in his NHL career when his New York Islanders take on the Bruins. It’s been almost three weeks since Boychuk was traded to the Islanders for draft picks, and he’s helped them start the campaign 4-2-0, good enough for first place in the Metropolitan Division. Bruins...
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk’s Best Moments With The Boston Bruins (Videos)

Johnny Boychuk returns to TD Garden on Thursday night, the rink he called home for five-plus seasons with the Boston Bruins. Three days before the 2014-15 regular season, the Bruins traded Boychuk to the New York Islanders in exchange for two second-round picks draft picks and a conditional third-round selection. Boychuk came to Boston in 2008 via a trade with the Colorado Avalanche...
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk Grateful For Opportunity Bruins Gave Him For Six Seasons

BOSTON — Johnny Boychuk understands the business of the NHL, even if it’s difficult to deal with at times. The Bruins went into training camp with eight NHL-caliber defenseman, many of whom were on one-way contracts and/or needed additional ice time at the top level to continue their development. Boychuk knew that it was possible that he could be the odd man out. Ultimately,...
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Was The Last Bruin Traded To Islanders Before Johnny Boychuk?

Johnny Boychuk on Thursday will take the TD Garden ice as a member of the opposition for the first time. The former Boston Bruins defenseman was traded to the New York Islanders just days before the regular season began. The trusty, veteran defenseman was the casualty of the NHL’s strict salary cap, as the Bruins had to get under the cap before the news season. The trade was still...
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk Wasn’t Shocked By Boston Bruins-New York Islanders Trade

For Johnny Boychuk, the writing was on the wall. The Boston Bruins traded Boychuk to the New York Islanders earlier this month. The move sent shockwaves throughout Boston, but Boychuk, a free agent after this season, knew a deal was possible given the lack of communication about a potential contract extension. “We didn’t talk, so I just figured something’s probably going to...
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk’s Return To Boston Adds Intrigue To Bruins-Islanders (Video)

It didn’t take long for Johnny Boychuk to find his way back to the TD Garden. Less than three weeks after the Boston Bruins traded the defenseman to the New York Islanders in exchange for draft picks, Boychuk will take the ice against his former team when the Bruins battle the Islanders on Thursday night. Boychuk — who’s tallied six points in six games for his new team ...
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk Trade Among Most Notable Bruins Deals Of Past Decade (Photos)

The Boston Bruins aren’t afraid to pull the trigger on blockbuster deals. Their latest trade of defenseman Johnny Boychuk to the New York Islanders on Oct. 4 backs up that claim. Boston received three draft picks in the deal that sent the 30-year-old to Long Island. The former Bruin will revisit TD Garden on Thursday, when Boston and New York face off for the first time since...
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Winners and Losers in Boychuk Trade

Boychuk and Kyle Okposo  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)Most Boston Bruin fans were not a fan of the Johnny Boychuk trade from day one. Most fans weren’t even a fan of it in theory. But now that the initial shock has worn off, where have the pieces fallen? Well, let’s just say that now most Bruins fans really, really, really, don’t like the Johnny Boychuk trade.In the four games...
Via BruinsLife
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk Scores Goal, Adds Two Assists In Islanders Debut (Video)

New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk wasted no time making an impact for his new team. In his first game with Isles, the recently acquired blueliner opened the scoring Friday night against the Carolina Hurricanes during a first-period power play. Boychuk — who was playing his first regular-season game since being traded by the Boston Bruins on Oct. 4 —  fired a slap...
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Torey Krug: Bruins Defense Must Fill Johnny Boychuk’s Role As A Group

The Boston Bruins enjoyed a team-building trip to Vermont this weekend, but there was one notable difference from years past: the absence of defenseman Johnny Boychuk, who was traded to the New York Islanders on Saturday. And while there’ll be a hole in the Bruins’ blue line without Boychuk, fellow D-man Torey Krug said the rest of the guys need to be wary of trying to fill...
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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